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Old 12-04-2008, 02:24 PM   #1
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Anyone here done a Bandit trip?

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Old 12-04-2008, 06:36 PM   #2
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Let's try this in Road Warriors..
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Old 12-04-2008, 07:46 PM   #3
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Anyone here done a Bandit trip?

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Old 12-04-2008, 08:04 PM   #4
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Old 12-04-2008, 08:48 PM   #5
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Try this Bandit thread on for size....
http://www.twtex.com/forums/forumdisplay.php?f=94
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Old 12-05-2008, 07:16 AM   #6
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I have logged many trips in 15 months on my '07 1250. I am closing in on 21k miles with it. I have had several 1500 + milers on it no issues. Very solid bike once you get through all the FI mal-adjustments some are known to come with from the factory. Mine was one of them, luckily for me I understand the system and was able to correct the problems with out much expense on my part other than time spent. I commuted to work on it from April to October then gas started coming down so I am back in the truck for now. For the money they are hard to beat. They make a decent sport tourer with a seat change, windscreen change and some bags added.
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Old 12-06-2008, 06:24 AM   #7
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Sport-touring Bandit

The Bandit makes a great sport-touring bike. I've done thousands of miles touring on my Bandit. The ergonomics of the bike allow me to stay in the saddle for some long days. The power and torque are a perfect balance for the weight of the bike. As for the weight of the bike, I find that the Bandit doesn't get blown around in the air turbulance around tractor-trailers and cross winds like my lighter weight wee strom does while on the highways. In the twisties, embarassing the sport bike riders is always fun

This link has some pictures of my sport-touring set-up Bandit:
http://forums.banditalley.net/index.php?topic=11281.0
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Old 12-06-2008, 08:46 AM   #8
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This summer I did two trips on my '07 Bandit. One for 5 days roaming about Northwest Texas and South Central Oklahoma. Then another 3 day playing about the ozarks of Arkansas. Great set up and not very heavy.


I just bought this set up for the coming up trips. Hopefully Canada and Southern Alaska for a retirement trip. ;-)
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Old 12-08-2008, 01:18 PM   #9
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I've done some long rides on my 1250. The seat could be more comfortable, but otherwise it's pretty good for distance.
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Old 12-08-2008, 01:33 PM   #10
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Stop it! You're killing me! I bought one two weeks before the snow hit, installed the farkles...and now it's sitting in the garage waiting for spring....
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Old 12-08-2008, 02:40 PM   #11
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Ron,

Did you get the one with the full fairing or the half fairing?
(I think only the half fairing one is available in the US).
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Old 12-08-2008, 04:14 PM   #12
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Ron,

Did you get the one with the full fairing or the half fairing?
(I think only the half fairing one is available in the US).
Actually, I bought it used...it has a half fairing. One of those "people who thought they were going to like riding, didn't so I got an incredible deal" moments.
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Old 12-08-2008, 08:23 PM   #13
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I've got 65k miles on my 2000 B12. Makes a great budget sport-tourer.
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Old 12-09-2008, 11:27 AM   #14
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10 days, 3,000mi - Bandit was great.
http://www.twtex.com/forums/showthread.php?t=32643

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Old 12-09-2008, 01:11 PM   #15
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Well, sorta' It's a fantastic touring bike. I imagine its big brother is more of a good thing.

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